Saturday, May 09, 2009

Freedom Riders Mall Display

he Freedom Riders promote motorcycle safety and awareness every spring with a display in the New Sudbury Shopping Centre. The main purpose is to remind the public that motorcycles are back on the road and to ask them to look twice. We also get a chance to make other riders aware of the club and what it has to offer.

We set up Thursday night after the mall closed. President Rob's pretty 2001 1100 Yamaha V-Star was the central attraction. It 's mounted on a revolving turntable Gord masterminded and surrounded by plastic chain.

Lea, Gary V, Chantal, Dan and Rob listen as Gord tells how it is done

We also have a table with promotional materials. Since we are a new member of Action Sudbury, we handed out many of their promotional items encouraging safe and sober driving. Impaired drivers are a serious threat to riders.

The new feature this show was the display case that Dan and Gary V built over the winter.

It is an excellent piece of work and gives us a place to display out club awards (or anything else that might need displaying).

Various members worked the display over the next two days. We made many contacts with both the motorcycle community and the general public. It's a lot of work, but worth it.

Saturday night, after closing, the usual crew arrived to tear down the display and load it. Tomorrow, Gary V and I will deliver the various components to their respective storage locations.

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